Truman Capote biopic: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Catherine Keener is in negotiations to play novelist Harper Lee in United Artists' untitled Truman Capote feature. Samantha Morton had been in talks for the role.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to play Capote in the film, which will be helmed by Bennett Miller from a script by Dan Futterman. Chris Cooper and Clifton Collins Jr. also star.
The film is set during the 1960s, when Capote was writing "In Cold Blood." The story illuminates the author's relationship with murderer Perry Smith and details the life of Capote, who became as famous for his unique personality as for his work.